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New Year, New Laws: What California Employers Need to Know for 2017

Once again California will ring in the New Year with a number of new laws affecting employers and employees in the Golden State. Much of this new legislation clarifies existing laws to provide guidance to employers or grant...more

California Can No Longer Ignore Federal Classification Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced its highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new rule updates the minimum salary requirement for employees to be considered...more

Carbajal v. CWPSC Decision Provides Guidance for Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements

On February 26, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, issued its decision in Carbajal v. CWPSC, Inc., invalidating an employment arbitration agreement due to a number of provisions the Court considered...more

New Year’s Resolutions for California Businesses in 2016

California begins 2016 with a number of new employment laws, ranging from compensation rates for piece-rate employees to permissible uses of the Federal E-Verify system. Employers should familiarize themselves with the...more

The NLRB Expands the Application of the Joint-Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) issued a groundbreaking decision upending long-held precedent for when a joint-employer relationship could be found. The Board’s decision in...more

Amendments to California’s Sick Leave Law Provides Flexibility for Employers

On July 13, 2015, Governor Brown signed urgency legislation amending California’s new sick leave law—the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. The amendments, which took effect immediately, clarify the law and...more

New Amendments To The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations

The Fair Employment and Housing Council recently adopted significant amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations, which took effect on July 1, 2015. The CFRA provides family and medical leave to...more

New Employment Laws Affecting California Businesses in 2015

The California Legislature recently enacted a number of new employment laws that will take effect in 2015 that will impact businesses in California. With the New Year quickly approaching, employers should review their...more

California Becomes Second State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

With the passing of AB 1522, California became the second state in the nation to require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which takes effect on July 1,...more

Employment Law: The Devil is in the Details

Employment law, perhaps more than other areas of law, is highly fact-specific. A small change in any of the facts will often alter the analysis and outcome of the case. In part, this is because employment relationships are...more

2013 Employment Law Growing Pains

Every year there are developments in employment law that challenge accepted norms of practice and require creative workable solutions. In particular 2013 had several areas that caused some of these “growing pains,” including...more

New Year, New Employment Laws

With the New Year comes a number of new laws, including several that will affect California employers. Employers should include on their list of resolutions a review of the company’s policies and procedures to ensure...more

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